Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Magic

Magic is a sudden opening of the mind to the wonder of existence. It is a sense that there is much more to life than we usually recognize; that we do not have to be confined by the limited views that our family our society, or our own habitual thoughts impose on us; that life contains many dimensions, depths, textures, and meanings extending far beyond our familiar beliefs and concepts.--John Welwood

I don't know about you, but I am getting awfully excited over here. This afternoon we're having our annual Halloween party, and I am raring to go.  It's the one day a year, I NEVER miss. I'm ready to don my wig and my hat, kick up my heels, and have a little fun. Samhain is a time of magic, ghosts, spirits, creepy critters, and of witchcraft.  It is a night when the veil between the physical world and the realm of the spirits and magic are very thin, a night for us all to don our masks and costumes, kick up our heels, and lose ourselves in the wonders and magic that we thought we had left back there with our childhood.

It's sad that we forget how much fun this night can be.  We grow up and live in the real world. We lead such busy lives; false priorities demand our time.  We just don't seem to have 'time' anymore. We stop believing in things that once meant so much to us.  Some of us come home from work, turn off all the lights and hope that none of the little ghosts and goblins ring our bell....because all we want is to be left alone.  (Sigh)  And, of course, times have changed; it's a far more dangerous world out there than it was when we were young. Children are no longer free to fully  experience the magic of the night that we did as children, but the magic is still there in parties and such, but there are other ways for them to experience the sense of awe and wonder that childhood brings.

We must never stop believing in magic.  The good news is that we don't have to.  We can keep the magic alive for it still lives inside of us.  It's okay to be a kid or spin circles in the rain; it's okay  to visit the places where the fairies dance in the times betwixt and between...when it's neither night nor day...dawn and dusk.  Get into the spirit of the night by dressing in a costume some scary movies to get yourself in the mood, tell some spooky stories, and when you are ready...let the magic begin...on this, the most magical night of the year. Throw Open your doors and windows to let the ancestors in; light some candles and place in your window.Bob for apples, It is all about honoring family, past and present, and reviving the “Halloween” traditions.

If we believe in magic, we'll live a magical life.
If we believe our life is defined by narrow limits,
we've suddenly made those beliefs real.
Anthony Robbins


  1. Love this post! In fact, I'm the only one at work that dressed up. I'm always saddened by this. Not surprised at all, but just saddened that they can't get into the fun of the holiday!

    Have fun this weekend sweetie! Happy Samhain!!!

  2. I always want to dress up, to give out the candy.

    And I never do.



  3. My chiropracters and the office staff dressed for today.
    My old office is decorated for Halloween.
    We use to do bales of hay inside with many,many pumpkins for the kids to chose from all month.
    Another time..beautiful apples in a metal tub.
    This year they are beginning their food pantry drive early.
    The office does alot of good during the year.
    Drives for the Womens Shelter, school playground equiptment and in August they gave away free adjustments for donations of school supplies and divided them up between 3 elementary schools in our town.
    Even in these hard times people have been generous. :0)

  4. You've got me all fired up Mary...tomorrow I am hot on the trail...I'm going to dress up for my grandkids..they are the only two who will see me but Old Hag I shall be, lol! I cannot wait to see their faces, he he he.

    I hope you had a grand time at your party Mary!

    Many Blessings My Dear Friend!